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Spring Will Be Here Soon!

February 25, 2015

The Spring Soccer Registrations are officially over and teams are being formed. Coaches should have their roster information sometime in early March with games beginning in April. We do ask coaches to consider not practicing on the fields if they are wet, and we are expecting a wet spring. Please consider a parking lot as an option to practice dribbling and passing skills. Also, the Hill Intermediate soccer fields are under lease by the baseball/softball teams in the spring. Please consider this before going up there and being in the middle of 3 practices.  Baseballs headers are not as forgiving as the soccer ones.

Talk about leases, that is one of the several topics that we will have at the BYSA board meeting on Tuesday evening, March 3, 2015 starting at 7:00 at the Grant Building. We hope to see you there. 

Board Member Elections

Bethel Youth Soccer Association held it's elections for the 2015 soccer season.  New members to this year's board include President: Kari Mays, Vice President: Mandy Moorhead, and Secretary: Andy Hamrick. Returning members are District Rep: Andrew Weis, Treasurer: Mick McMullen and CCSA At-Large Member: Carrie Elliott. We also hope to have most of our appointed position members (concessions: The Morgans, field: Aaron Ausman, refs: Eric Brink) back for the upcoming season as well.

BYSA certainly appreciates all the hard work and service put forth the past few seasons from Stephanie Jones, Nea Driggs, and Jeff Pavaldo.

Concussion Training Mandated by State Law for ALL COACHES AND REFEREES

A new Ohio law mandates that all coaches, assistant coaches, and referees to obtain specialized training in recognizing the symptoms of concussions and head injuries every three years. Click here for a summary of the requirements for coaches and umpires.

BYSA requires every coach, assistant coach, and referee to successfuly complete the free online concussion training prior the first game. The training will take less than 30 minutes and will require that you print a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the video.

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion. Once you complete the training and quiz, you must print out the certificate, and provide a copy to BYSA.